Saturday, 16 July 2016

Turkey: a warning shot

Judging by the statement which presenters on Turkish broadcasting stations were made to read out, the leaders of the failed coup see themselves as heirs to the generals who in the past have seized power in defence of the nation's secular constitution and of democracy.

The revolution seems to have been put down (bar a few locations where as I write BBC World Service reports that plotters are holding out) but Mr Erdo─čan and his supporters would be well advised to heed the disquiet about the direction he has been taking Turkey.

No comments: